Villagers for Trump gearing up for Saturday’s ‘Build the Wall’ golf cart rally

Members of the popular Villagers For Trump club are preparing for Saturday’s “Build the Wall” Golf Cart Parade.

Dianne Olsen and Mike Plocharczwk, of the Village of Bridgeport at Miona Shores, take part in a Villagers for Trump golf cart parade this past October.

The event, which is designed to show support for President Trump’s effort to build a wall along the border of the United States and Mexico to help combat illegal immigration, will be held Saturday, beginning at the Barnes & Noble parking lot in Lake Sumter Landing. Those wishing to participate – snowbirds and those who aren’t club members are welcome – should arrive at 3:30 p.m. to line up for the event, which will start 30 minutes later.

Known as the “Trump Train,” the golf carts will follow a route through Lake Sumter Landing to Spanish Springs Town Square and back. Everyone taking part in the event is being asked to wear red or club shirts and to decorate their golf carts with plenty of signs and flags. Signs also will be available for purchase. For more information, visit villagersfortrump.org.

Air Force veteran Heidi Hartman, who lives in Villa San Miguel, sports a customized baseball jersey while watching the Villagers for Trump golf cart parade at Spanish Springs Town Square in October.

Members of Villagers for Trump have held several successful golf cart in the past. In October, a contingent of 383 golf carts and about 800 people turned out to show their support for Republican candidates running in the November election. In August, they staged a rousing ‘Red Wave’ rally with horn-honking golf carts traveling through Lake Sumter Landing and Spanish Springs Town Square. And in March, 60 carts roared through Florida’s Friendliest Hometown with participants sporting signs and American flags to show their support for the president.

Members of Villagers for Trump prepare to make a lap around Spanish Springs Town Square during an August golf cart parade.